The big surprises last week in Silicon Valley were Apple's purchase of PA Semi, and Sun buying Montalvo's technology assets. Why did these OEMs buy their own processor? How much did they pay and did that constitute a good exit for the entrepreneurs and investors?
The credit crisis is clearly the cause, and we have not hit bottom yet, but how will this slowdown affect those of us involved in technology?
This month saw the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, formerly known as 3GSM. Along with the Consumer Electronics Show, these shows are probably the main events for the global electronics industry.
The vast Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas each January is always a crowded, frenzied affair - hundreds of thousands of people swarming over literally thousands of exhibit stands scattered all over the city.
Richard Irving, a partner at venture capital firm Pond Venture Partners, ponders how the Silicon Valley chip investors interpret the year ahead As we enter 2008, the chip industry hopes for continued consumer demand, since this has become the source of most of its growth prospects. Much of this comes from the US, whose economy now faces a credit crisis, ...
Like today's flat rate plans, there are still traffic limits, and these will be set so that data hogs will pay more. And anyone trying to hog too much cell site bandwidth will be blocked.
So today's entrepreneur must think carefully about where to start and where to grow. An innovative start-up will always have a core group of leading-edge engineers. This drives where the start-up originates
Richard Irving, a partner at venture capital firm Pond Venture Partners says multiple wireless standards will co-exist and in some places wireless will fail to deliver